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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 13, 2012 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

Got a couple front row tickets to the show on the 19th.

Really excited for my first Warfield show and to see Warren Haynes do his thing. Haven't seen Warren since 2009 with The Dead and before that several times with the Mule and The Dead in 2004. I've always been impressed with his singing, playing, and song writing.

I don't listen to his music a lot but his live performances always blow me away.

Who knows, maybe he'll have some GD fam sitting in?

bluedevil, will you be coming out for this show? Anybody else?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 13, 2012 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

I'm not going to make it as that night is our offical launch of our new place here in Monterey ("soft" launch is this weekend). Have a great time; Warfield is great and perfect place to catch Warren.

Shameless self-promotion:

http://www.montereyherald.com/entertainment/ci_21528590/test-run-alternative-cafe-crew-at-new-golden

The official opening isn't until Friday, Sept. 21, when San Francisco retro-rockers The Soft White Sixties will kick off the new management of the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey.

But, like a new restaurant working out bugs with a "soft opening," they will give the old edifice a test drive with three shows this week in the lobby of the Alvarado Street landmark.

It's common knowledge that the folks at The Alternative Cafe in Seaside (and specifically founder/president Scott Grover) wil be taking over the moribund theater/concert hall, and promise to bring in big-name acts. In fact, the first name act has already been booked: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith and her band will perform Oct. 9 in a birthday tribute to John Lennon.

[Can't tell you how glad I am that Patti is our first act in Main Theatre after Mumford & Sons' "test" run a few weeks ago]
http://www.folkyeah.com/

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Poster: bailey-g Date: Sep 13, 2012 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

Just read that article @ drs' office. That's a great theater. Seats are 'cozy' to say the least.
Wife and I need to get out more. As soon as the nest emptied,we became homebodies. This sounds like a good place to start.
Anyway,good luck. Sure their will be no issue luring artists to the area.



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 13, 2012 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

We hope so. Past criticism I had of venue was high prices and often bad sound. We're hard at work rectifying same - especially once we get our own ticketing system in place. Right now having to go thru third party and it mucks things up and when not our show, that's the promotor to blame - not the leaseholders (I'm a "silent" partner so don't play a lot of role in the day to day). But suffice it to say, it's a beautiful theatre.
http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com/gst/gallery/gallery.html

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Poster: azdedhed Date: Sep 14, 2012 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

Hey Now Bluedevil

Best of luck with the new club. I don't make it to Monterey often, but when I do I'll stop by. Wish I could be there next weekend -- Soft White Sixties rock!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 14, 2012 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gov't Mule at the Warfield

Yea, they do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc9QgnRGqFU

We had them at the alternative cafe - as discussed in this clip of theirs (documentary):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTfXR2Q1RgE

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-09-14 18:30:43

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 22, 2012 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was Gov't Mule at the Warfield?

And how did you enjoy the Warfield?

BTW, Soft White Sixties are a great band - and great guys. Nice to see a real rock band coming up.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 24, 2012 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was Gov't Mule at the Warfield?

Thanks for asking! How went your opening night?

Glad that you are playing an active role in the promulgation of real good music. I'll have to check out this band you speak of.

Headed to Furthur at Shoreline on Sunday?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 24, 2012 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was Gov't Mule at the Warfield?

It went very well, thanks.

The main artist/backstage room just off stage and down the stairs is the "Jerry" room - his name stays on the door.

No Furthur for me. Have fun if going.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 24, 2012 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was Gov't Mule at the Warfield?

It was a really lovely evening for me and a friend. We medicated on some fine herbs and a neuron-enhancing tea of rhodiola, ginseng, cola nut, etc. before entering. We were immediately overwhelmed by the grandeur and history of the place. It was really fun walking around and checking out the awesome photos of all the artists that had ever played there, with a very special spot for Jerry Garcia. I hadn't realized how much he played there. I can't seem to find the info on it right now but I remember the number was mind-blowing.

We get to our seats (not front row as I expected, that would have been AA, not just A) and the view is spectacular. It seems like there really isn't a bad seat in the house. The theater is absolutely gorgeous. Neither of us had been to a nice theater in many years so it was really a special treat. I had never seen a rock concert in a venue like that either so that was very cool.

The opening band, The Revivalists, won me over by their third song. The saxophone player and pedal steel player later sat in with the Mule for 2 separate songs, which was cool. Not sure how long the Mule played but they did 2 sets and a double encore. We were there until 1:30 in the morning! I was not expecting the show to go that late! Near the end of the show, one of the roadies brought out a lit joint for Warren and he took a big fat rip so we smoked one with him as well. That was a fun moment for sure.

The music was awesome to say the least. Warren never fails to impress me. His band is fantastic as well, with Andy Louis being a hugely talented multi-instrumentalist (very impressive).

Warren is a true artist and his choice covers of "The Shape I'm In" and Prince's "When Doves Cry" (which segued into Beautifully Broken) were a treat.

Finally, his heartfelt tribute to Jerry, "Patchwork Quilt" was a very emotional and graceful offering. Oh and did I forget the massive Other One jam? NICE

Set 1
D-Doggie Jam >
Bad Little Doggie
Brand New Angel
Steppin' Lightly
Unring The Bell with Shakedown St. Tease
Endless Parade
The Shape I'm In
Captured
Thorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va Tease

Set 2
Child Of The Earth
Patchwork Quilt
Time To Confess
Thelonius Beck
When Doves Cry >
Beautifully Broken
Fallen Down >
The Other One Jam > with Rob Ingraham
Drums >
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Railroad Boy

Encore 1
World Boss with Voodoo Child Tease

Encore 2
Lucky with Ed Williams

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2012-09-25 02:12:20

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2012-09-25 02:14:10

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